What training do I need to do?
What Training Do I Need To Do?
Each organisation may be governed by or have their own guidance for staff about what safeguarding training you need to do. Therefore, speak to the safeguarding lead or training lead within your organisation to find out what applies to you.
We have produced a Safeguarding Children Training Pathways document which will also provide you with further information and guidance about what training you need to do.
If you are still unsure, please contact us
- Working Together to Safeguard Children induction training
- CSE Training pathways
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (formerly DCPO/CPLO) Training Pathway
- Female Genital Mutilation Multi Agency Training Pathways
Please note: Individual agencies are responsible for the delivery of induction level training. This also includes refresher training. To find out if you are exempt from completing this training, please refer to the Working Together to Safeguard Children exemption checklist
Working Together to Safeguard Children induction training should be updated every three years. If you are the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (see below), you should update your training every two years.
The Early Years and Childcare Service (www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyeycs) offers Working Together to Safeguard Children induction and refresher training, as well as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) DSL refresher courses.
If you are a school, you may be able to access this training through Babcock 4S (www.babcock-education.co.uk/4S) or another independent approved provider.
If you are a Surrey County Council employee, you can access a Working Together to Safeguard Children induction and refresher e-learning course through ‘My Learning’ on the Portal.
For other organisations, you may wish to access a Working Together to Safeguard Children e-learning course (see below). Or, you may wish for a member of your organisation to become an approved SSCB trainer (see below) so that they can deliver the SSCB Working Together to Safeguard Children induction and refresher course to staff in house.
This e-learning course is delivered through the Surrey Skills Academy (surreyskillsacademy.learningpool.com) The cost per user is £12.50 and payment to Surrey County Council will be taken prior to completing the course. If the user is not already registered with Surrey Skills Academy, they will need to do this before embarking on the course.
There may be a possibility for organisations to do a deal for bulk access, especially if it is housed on their own Learning Management System. Contact James Deller Training & Development Service Partner, email@example.com
SSCB WTSC Approved Training Register
If you wish to deliver WTSC training to your organisation, you will need to be included on the SSCB WTSC Approved Training Register. This will equip you with the skills to deliver Working Together to Safeguard Children induction and refresher training within your organisation. You will also be given access to the SSCB Working Together to Safeguard Children training materials.
To be included on this register you will need to attend the two day course Train the Trainers – Working Together to Safeguarding Children, CSE and Cultural Competence (see Our Training Programme )
Exemption please note, if you are a school (Maintained School/Academy/ Independent or Free School), in order to be able to deliver Working Together to Safeguard Children induction training in-house, your safeguarding lead must have completed Foundation Module 1 and 2 and have current DSL training. It is not a requirement that your safeguarding lead attends the SSCB Train the Trainers course however they may wish to attend for their continued professional development and if they plan to deliver more safeguarding training other than the Working Together to Safeguard Children Induction.
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Training Pathway
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is one of the SSCB’s key priorities and a training pathway has been developed to ensure that everyone is aware of CSE and that all those working with children and young people are able to recognise and respond appropriately to ensure the safety and protection of children and young people at risk from or experiencing CSE.
Level 1 Child Sexual Exploitation E-learning (basic awareness)
This CSE training developed by Surrey CC is for all staff working directly or indirectly in any capacity with children and young people. This must be completed before level 2 training. It can be accessed via Surrey Skills Academy.
Level 2 Child Sexual Exploitation Training (face to face training)
This training is for all professionals who work directly with children, young people and families and must have completed level 1.
Level 3 Child Sexual Exploitation: Advanced Training
This training is for practitioners undertaking assessments and working with victims of CSE and applicants must have completed level 1 and 2.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (formerly DCPO/CPLO) Training Pathway
A DSL in a school needs to complete Working Together to Safeguard Children training, Foundation Module 1 Introduction to Safeguarding, Foundation Module 2 Child Protection Plans (see Our Training Programme) provided by the SSCB, and DSL New to Role arranged by their agency. Training needs to be updated every two years with the DSL Update course arranged by their agency. Foundation Module 3 Core Groups (see Our Training Programme) is not obligatory but we strongly advise attendance.
A DSL in early year’s settings needs to complete Working Together to Safeguard Children training, Foundation Module 1 Introduction to Safeguarding, Foundation Module 2 Child Protection Plans (see Our Training Programme) provided by SSCB and DSL New to Role provided by the Early Years and Childcare Service. Training needs to be updated every two years with the DSL Update course provided by the Early Years and Childcare Service.